Malwarebytes 4.1 causes freezing, lag, video stuttering, BSOD and unresponsiveness on Windows 10 2004 updated PC/laptops
Microsoft’s May 2020 Windows 10 2004 is a heck of an update. It seems to invoke more trouble than making Windows 10 users ride smoother. The latest casualty of the Windows 10 2004 update is the Malwarebytes 4.1.
Many Windows 10 users who updated to the May 2020 Windows 2004 update and have Malwarebytes 4.1 software running on their PC/laptop have reported that the Windows suddenly freezes, lags or stutters, and in cases there are even Blue Screen of Death issues. While BSOD and freezes issues are random, most users who have Malwarebytes suffer from a general lag while running the Windows 10 PC/laptop. The Malwarebytes forum is ripe with such posts which detail the problems faced by the Windows 10 users.
The issue seems to stem from the incompatibility between the Malwarebytes ‘Ransomware Protection’ and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 2004 update. An Win 10 user found out that disabling the Malwarebytes Ransomware Protection solves the issue.
Malwarebytes is aware of this issue and has released a fix through Malwarebytes Windows Beta version 18.104.22.168. If you have Malwarebytes 4.1, you should update to this version by going into Malwarebytes Settings > General and enabling the ‘Beta updates’ setting. This should update your Malwarebytes software and fix this Windows 10 2004 freeze and BSOD issue.